Landscape maintenance for both private and commercial lawns require the use of the right equipment to produce optimal results. Maintaining well-manicured lawns might prove to be a bit of a challenge if improper lawn mowers are used.
Zero-turn mowers are particularly efficient mowing options suited to all lawn maintenance purposes. In this article, we will consider the features of some of the most cost-effective and durable z-turn machines: Kubota and Bad Boy.
What Is a Zero Turn Mower?
A zero-turn mower also known as a z-turn mower is a lawnmower with a radius of turn that is effectively zero. Depending on the manufacturer, the zero-turn effect can be achieved using hydraulic controls.
How Does a Zero Turn Mower Work?
Zero-turn mowers are constructed to operate seamlessly around edges and obstacles within lawns. You can pivot at 180 degrees while driving a zero-turn mower – making it easier to mow row-by-row. This turn radius is one of the biggest differences between a zero-turn vs. lawn tractor.
Typical models come equipped with four wheels which can be operated at variable speeds to enable precise directional change. This differential pattern of steering the mower is controlled by levers which are manipulated to either make the mower accelerate or make a gentle turn. Some z-turn mowers use a
Further, some zero turn machines will allow for the addition of various attachments including grass collection bags, rollers, dump carts, and portable lawn aeration units.
Bad Boy vs. Kubota Mowers
The Kubota Z100 and Bad Boy Maverick are two high-quality zero-turn mowers available for use in residential and commercial lawn maintenance. Both machines have advantages that will be considered in this Bad Boy Mower vs. Kubota mower comparison.
Dimensions & Top Speed
Depending on the model, Bad Boy Maverick mowers measure 75 inches in length with an overall width ranging between 54 to 76 inches. On average, these mowers weigh between 862 to 925lbs and attain speeds of up to 9 mph.
By comparison, the Kubota Z100 zero turn mowers have an overall length just under 75 inches, an overall width range between 55 to 67 inches which is slightly smaller than the dimensions for a Bad Boy mower. Additionally, the Kubota Z100 series are lighter than their bad boy counterparts weighing between 621 to 771lbs in total. These z-turn mowers can attain forward speeds of up to 10 mph.
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The Bad Boy Maverick is powered by a 726cc air-cooled Kawasaki FS engine with a dual cylinder capable of providing a maximum torque of 40 ft. lbs. The engine runs on unleaded gasoline with a fuel capacity of 6.5 gallons.
The Kubota Z100 series mowers an engine that also runs on unleaded gasoline with the same maximum horsepower rating as the Bad Boy Maverick, a similar torque evaluation but a smaller fuel tank capacity.
Maverick mowers are equipped with solid steel cutting blades with a cutting width ranging between 48 to 60 inches. The blades on these machines are manually adjustable with varying cutting height between 1.5 and 4.5 inches.
The Kubota Z100 zero-turn mowers also come equipped with 0.13 inches thick steel blades. These adjustable blades have a cutting arc 42 to 54 inches wide and can mow the grass to heights between 1.5 to 4.25 inches above ground level.
The Bad Boy Maverick has an integrated dual hydro transaxle system. The mower has a 10cc hydraulic pump and an incorporated motor unit. Hydraulic cooling is provided by a single cooling fan unit.
The Kubota Z100 zero-turn mower has a similar transmission system with a few variations in design and operation.
Check Out the Zero-Turn Mowers at Bobby Ford Tractors and Equipment
Bobby Ford Tractor and Equipment is a leading Authorized Kubota Dealer in the Greater Houston Area that is fully committed to providing all customers with the very best solutions. Our full complement of tractors and other gear are designed to ensure various commercial maintenance needs are adequately met.
If you are in Southeast Texas and are in search of a top-quality zero-turn mower for your lawn maintenance, then Bobby Ford is the right fit for you. We provide delivery and maintenance of efficient Bad Boy Mowers in the Greater Houston Area in addition to a full range of the most effective Kubota Zero-Turn Mowers in the Greater Houston Area.
If you would like to learn more about our products and services, please contact us online.
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